ORA-4031 with large value of MEMORY_MAX_TARGET and small MEMORY_TARGET or SGA_TARGET (Doc ID 1089633.1)

Last updated on NOVEMBER 28, 2016

Applies to:

Oracle Server - Enterprise Edition - Version: 11.2.0.1 and later   [Release: 11.2 and later ]
Information in this document applies to any platform.

Symptoms

With MEMORY_TARGET=300Mb and MEMORY_MAX_TARGET=1200Mb
customer gets an ORA-4031 during UTLRP.
This ORA-4031 does not occur with same MEMORY_TARGET=300Mb and smaller value MEMORY_MAX_TARGET=300Mb.
The ORA-4031 only occurs with larger value for MEMORY_MAX_TARGET.


Changes

The MEMORY_MAX_TARGET was increased to 1200Mb, from 300Mb.
Note, that setting MEMORY_TARGET at 300Mb is giving you
very tight shared pool, SGA and PGA targets.

Cause

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